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NOLA Slut Walk 2014

Great opportunity to have fun with your friends and meet new feminists!

Inspired by the original SlutWalk, held in April 2011 in Toronto, and by the wave of SlutWalk events that have happened around the country, and indeed the world, we, the women of New Orleans, will march again!

SlutWalk was born as a protest, a protest from women who have long tired of the "blame the victim" mentality perpetuated by society, law enforcement, civic authorities, and even our own family and friends.

Sexual violence is always a crime, and the victims of assault are never at fault!

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  • Emma I.

    Great walk for all those who missed it!

    April 5, 2014

  • mindy c

    Just a note: the original point of SlutWalk, as the Toronto organizers saw it, was *not* about fashion, it was about fascism. Heather and JF were specifically critical of the Toronto Constabulary which had (and continues to be) vindictive and violent against queer folks, leftists/anti-globalization protestors, sex workers, homeless people, and marginalized and women; as the movement in Canada coalesced, they added the RCMP (the "Mounties") who had refused to investigate the disappearances and deaths of 582 indigenous women identified by the Native Women's Association of Canada.
    Bonus points for those who notice the similarities between the NOPD and the TO police, or the FBI and RCMP.

    March 31, 2014

  • Laurette JaNiya St. J.

    Any possibility of getting a ride? I'm having wrist surgery a few days before and not be able to drive. I live a few blocks from River Road near Ochsner Hospital

    March 29, 2014

  • Lynn

    Mad as hell describes my view on this whole attire thing. I've even seen that issue in the workplace ... where men get away with being more poorly dressed than the women. That is ridiculous. Personally, I want to be recognized and remembered for my MIND, not what I look like or am. Being female is secondary to being human as far as I'm concerned. I'll be delighted when this becomes a dominent attitude in our society. And yes, rape is an act of violence. That, and also a power trip on the part of the rapist (who's in most cases male). He wants to dominate and humiliate his victim. And as far as I'm concerned, we cannot allow this to happen. As I see it, rape will continue as long as we don't take control of our bodies and lives.

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Laurette JaNiya St. J.

    Here I am again, but I get so angry about the whole attire thing. There is so much discussion about how women dress, good and bad, it's all about how women "look". Do they talk about how men dress, ever? Is there attire ever used to convict them when they are in fact a victim in a crime? NEVER. Even the award shows don't pick on men as "worse dressed". What year are we in? We still aren't being recognized as being "fully human"!

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Heidi

    I wrote my Master's thesis many years ago on rape with 2 other students. We spent a year at Charity Hospital as medical social workers and did our best to help rape victims. What the public often does not realize is rape is not a sexual act but rather an act of violence.

    2 · March 18, 2014

  • Lynn

    It is VERY hard to find a decent lawyer. Most of them are experts at perverting the law like you described. Ugly is an understatement. Rape and sexual assault are rape and sexual assault, regardless of the character or attire of the victim. This "slut" reputation is pure B.S. and any judge hearing it should be drummed out of office.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Laurette JaNiya St. J.

    There have been cases when a woman's previous sexual history is brought into the courtroom. If she was ever seen drunk, ever seen behaving in a sensual manner under any circumstance or anything that could be twisted in a way to refer to her as a "slut", it would be a way of excusing the rape. An attitude of, "she was a slut anyway so why should rape bother her?". Very ugly. Any woman can be labeled "slut" if a defense lawyer works hard enough to paint her that way. Quite possibly even Mother Theresa herself.

    March 17, 2014

  • Lynn

    I wasn't at all offended although the title seemed a bit odd until now. My understanding of "slut" is a loose woman, trashy, etc. And yes on rape. I've heard it said a lot that a woman can reduce her risk by dressing differently which is total BS. The MAN is the one who needs to change. Rape is a crime whether the victim is naked or dressed in the most conservative clothing out there. Thanks for making that clear. Is the event about sexual assault then?

    March 15, 2014

  • Charlotte

    Yes, it is designed to cast light on the stereotypes we use against women in society and how harmful it can be. No matter how someone dresses is exactly the point. That has been used against women for eternity, so this international event was/is designed to take that back. I do hope no one was offended if there wasn't a lot description at first!

    March 14, 2014

  • Emma I.

    You can dress how ever you would like- the point is that no matter how a woman is dressed, the act of rape is a crime. Period.

    March 14, 2014

  • Erica S.

    Do you dress slutty? Sorry. I don't think I ever participated in something like this.

    March 14, 2014

  • Lynn

    I might check this out. Hope no one will mind my filming the walk. I do documentary photography and video as well as being a musician and activist. Great idea!

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Emma I.

    It has to do with people saying a woman deserves to be raped b.c of the way she dresses or acts ...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SlutWalk

    March 13, 2014

  • Bandi

    you misunderstood. look it up.

    March 13, 2014

  • Heidi

    I'm sure a lot of people will laugh at the name but I am surprised feminists would go along and call any woman a slut. I find it very degrading.

    March 13, 2014

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